Monday, October 15, 2007

Update




Just as things settled down at work, mom took a turn for the worse. She is 86 and within the last 3 weeks has become bedfast. There is a lot of lower back pain when she tries to sit up or stand. Needless to say we are all very worried.
My brother and I are trying to provide all her home care (food, meds, insulin, portapotty, taking care of her very elderly half blind incontent dog, human contact, etc.) Because we both work, this sometimes becomes quite challenging. Mentally she is as sharp as ever.
For a while, I will continue to be slow in posting because her needs will have to come first, but I will try to keep up the blog.



Rayke wanted insight, so here is a little something for all of us to ponder.


You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, "Outside the Dog Museum"

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~Oprah Winfrey

You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry. ~Author Unknown

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Author Unknown

And my favorite:
Our love could change the orbit of the earth. So, if a meteor ever comes hurtling towards earth with the guarantee of destruction, top scientists may call on us to, well, you know, do it like crazy for the sake of humankind. ~Author Unknown

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3 Comments:

Blogger Bonnie Ferguson said...

(((Betty))) My thoughts go out to you, your Mom, and your entire family.

7:20 AM CDT  
Blogger X. Dell said...

My best to you and your mom. Taking care of someone is an awesome responsibility.

As for that last bit of wisdom, I was wondering if we could perhaps just pretend that the total destruction of the planet is at hand? Seems like that's a little desperate of a scenario in which to imagine getting some.

12:04 PM CDT  
Blogger Betty S said...

Well, according to some philosophies, our thoughts are our own personal realities. Soo... if we just imagine that potential world destruction is at hand, it should work.

2:06 PM CDT  

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